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Online Library Resources

To access these databases off-campus, your CHS login will allow you to view this password document.

Local Libraries                                                                     Research Databases                                                Citation Tools

The Research Process

Research Modules

Evaluating Sources
Intro to one method for evaluating the utility of an information source
Research Strategy
Developing a research topic, question and search strategy
Choosing and Using Keywords
Developing and using database search terms
(from the Pfau Library at CSUSB)
  MLA citation
Brief explanation of when and how to cite sources using MLA format
Choosing and Using Databases
Efficiently locate and use credible sources through a database
Selecting Appropriate Sources
Identifying the best sources for your information need

Literacy Resources

Overdrive: E-Books and Audiobooks

Sora App

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Accelerated Reader

Community & Open Ed. Resources

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Book Review Blogs

Maybe you don't love to read but you need to find something for your enrichment reading assignment. Here are some places to find fun, interesting titles that might fit the bill.

Teenreads.com- Reviews, reading lists and author interviews are just some of the things you will find at this site.

Guys Read - This site has suggestions of titles that may appeal to guys! But, girls, don't let that stop you. These are great books for anyone. Use the navigation buttons to look at the list for older guys.

ALA Booklists and Awards - Who better to ask about books than a librarian? The American Library Association's Young Adult division gives out lots of awards every year. They also have compiled lists of books recommended for the college-bound student. That's YOU!

BookSeer - Type in the name and author of a book that you liked and Bookseer will give you a list of books similar to the one you read.

Tino Booktalk - Check out the book reviews written by students at CHS, just like you! If you would like to submit a book review, download this form and send your book review to Mrs. Accorinti.

WhichBook  - This website helps you select books based on different criteria that you select. Lots of reviews and suggestions.

Looking for a book to read? Check out these sites!

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Recent Arrivals

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General Information: (408) 366-7321
Randy Berner, Library Media Teacher: (408) 366-7399
Susan Fratus, Library Specialist: (408) 366-7321

2018-19 Academic Projects

US History: Visual Essay - Databases and Citation

Voices of Modern Culture: Tutorial Videos

Media Analysis Project: Video Tutorials
iMovie Help Videos 

If you need more help, or if you want to know how to use the latest versions of iMovie or Windows Movie Maker, go to Youtube and search for iMovie or Windows Movie Maker 2017 or whichever version you will be working with. There are many other good tutorials out there.

Further Reading

Book Recommendations

Student Publication Opportunities